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Pushback at a Google takeover – News – The Ledger

Pushback at a Google takeover – News – The Ledger

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TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.A unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be."Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices, shops and a school on a 12-acre  site — a first step toward what it hopes will eventually be an 800-acre development.High-level interest is clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alphabet's then-Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared together to announce the plan last Octob